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1. Leucas chinensis (Retzius) Smith in A. Rees, Cycl. (London ed.). 20(2):. Leucas no. 8. 1812.

滨海白绒草 bin hai bai rong cao

Phlomis chinensis Retzius, Observ. Bot. 2: 19. 1781.

Shrubs 20-30 cm tall; mostly densely appressed white silky-tomentose. Stems robust, branched at base; branches erect or spreading. Leaves sessile to subsessile; leaf blade ovate-orbicular, 8-13 × 6-10 mm, base broadly cuneate to subcordate, margin crenate-serrate above base, apex obtuse; lateral veins 2 or 3 pairs, impressed adaxially. Verticillasters axillary, 3-8-flowered, 1-2 cm in diam.; bracts linear, 2-3 mm. Calyx tubular-campanulate, ca. 5 mm, densely appressed silky on upper 1/3 inside, veins conspicuously elevated outside; teeth 10, triangular-subulate, ca. 1 mm. Corolla white, ca. 1.1 cm; tube slender, slightly enlarged at throat, ca. 7 mm, glabrous outside, obliquely villous annulate slightly above middle inside; lower lip spreading, middle lobe largest, reniform. Filaments slightly bearded. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Dec.

* Sunny waste areas along seashores. Hainan, Taiwan.


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